Quarterback Nick Foles has had quite the journey in the NFL over the past decade or so.
It has taken him from being a solid starter who made the Pro Bowl in 2013, to replacing an injured starter and leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl championship to being a backup in recent years.
The Indianapolis Colts recently released him, and he admitted that he has always faced uncertainty throughout his career.
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Foles was the No. 88 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Eagles, and at mid-season, he became their starter after incumbent QB1 Michael Vick suffered a concussion.
The following year, Foles once again started as a backup, only to end up starting in 10 games due to a hamstring injury Vick dealt with.
He finished the season with 2,891 passing yards, 27 touchdown passes, just two interceptions, and a league-high 119.2 passer rating, which got him a Pro Bowl nod.
But his production quickly declined afterward, and he ended up joining the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs as a backup.
Foles returned to Philly in 2017, and after Carson Wentz tore his ACL, he filled in the rest of the way and took the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win while taking home the contest’s MVP award.
But injuries and poor play rendered him a backup over the last few years.
The Colts appear to be poised to give No. 4 overall pick Anthony Richardson the starting QB spot, which made Foles expendable.
He can still play a role as a QB2 for another team, but he’s back in the familiar spot of wondering if he even wants to continue playing football.NEXT: Colts GM Reveals Why He Drafted Anthony Richardson